Death and misery are too great a price to pay to preserve the notion that this nation is based on shared values. It isn’t.
|By: masaccio Thursday November 8, 2012 10:13 am|
The problem is that nations and their citizens owe a lot of money to the hyper-rich bastards who try to steal elections and keep us stupid so we won’t notice the oceans crashing into our cities or ask how the financial crisis happened. They want control so they can force us to repay those loans.
Just once, I’d like to hear a politician point out that there is an easy way to pay those debts: we tax the hell out of the plutocrats and use that money to “shore up the banks and pay off loans”.
|By: TBogg Monday July 9, 2012 6:30 pm|
Amongst the Masters Of The Universe, who are THE ENGINE OF THIS ECONOMY that Nobama is trying to dronekill with his socialist taxes, were the lovely Zambrellis on New York; a couple who once raised money and voted for Obama until he betrayed them by talking for three whole years about raising taxes on rich people. Impeach!
|By: emptywheel Thursday January 27, 2011 9:02 am|
As more and more people talk about how inequality threatens our economic system and just in time for Davos, the January 22-28 edition of The Economist had a special report on “The Global Elite.” While the edition has been out there for a while, I was struck by the degree to which it seems to be an attempt to mythify the looting going on so as to claim it serves some kind of useful societal function.
|By: masaccio Sunday December 26, 2010 11:00 am|
As long as discontent resides only in the educated class, the tendency towards meliorism will be the only countervailing pressure against the usurpation of existing institutions that control the worst depredations of the rich.